Kitts Creek

November 5, 2023

Explore Kitts Creek, a vibrant community in Morrisville, NC, offering resort-style amenities, top-rated dining, and easy access to the Triangle area.
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Nestled just outside Raleigh in the heart of the Research Triangle Park area, Kitts Creek is a master-planned community comprised of 845 homes and townhomes.

This diverse neighborhood offers residents a beautiful clubhouse and fitness facility, swimming pool, tennis courts, dog park, open green spaces, and a community garden.

Just minutes away from Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill, Kitts Creek provides easy access to major employers as well as shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

Kitts Creek Overview

Kitts Creek is a relatively new community that has been rapidly developing over the past few years.

Situated in the heart of Morrisville, this neighborhood offers a perfect blend of modern amenities and a convenient location, making it an attractive choice for families, professionals, and retirees alike.


Kitts Creek was developed in the early 2000s by Newland Communities on a sprawling 230 acres of land.

The community was designed to appeal to professionals working in the nearby Research Triangle Park area.

Home styles range from townhomes and villas to spacious single-family homes, attracting first-time buyers as well as growing families.

The community was named after Kit Creek which runs through a wooded area adjacent to the neighborhood.

This tranquil creek inspired the community's focus on nature and outdoor living.

The developers worked to preserve parts of the natural landscape, protecting stands of trees and integrating greenbelts and walking trails throughout the community.

Housing, Home Size, Lot Size

Kitts Creek boasts a diverse range of housing options, catering to various lifestyles and preferences.

From spacious single-family homes to low-maintenance townhomes, this community offers something for everyone. The average home size in Kitts Creek ranges from 2,000 to 4,500 square feet, with lot sizes typically ranging from 0.15 to 0.5 acres.

Builders in the Community

Kitts Creek is home to several reputable builders, each known for their quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Lennar, Experience One, and Chesapeake Homes are among the prominent builders in the community, offering a variety of floor plans and architectural styles to choose from.

Kitts Creek Amenities

Kitts Creek contains several distinct neighborhoods, each with its architectural style. The Main Street neighborhood features traditionally styled homes on smaller lots.

The Springs neighborhood has Craftsman-style bungalows while The Overlook consists of villas and townhomes.

For recreation and fitness, residents can enjoy the clubhouse which contains a fitness center, indoor basketball court, and meeting rooms.

Outdoors, amenities include a Jr. Olympic-sized swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, children's playground, and an off-leash dog park.

Miles of walking trails wind through preserved green spaces and along Kit Creek.

Fitness and Recreation

  • Gym and Fitness Areas: Includes multiple strength and cardio machines, free weights, and a yoga/dance studio.
  • Tennis Courts: Available for reservation through
  • Swimming Pool: A 25-yard, 8-lane swimming pool is available for residents.
  • Community Garden: For residents to grow plants and enjoy gardening.

Social and Community Spaces

  • Clubhouse: Includes a club room, conference room, and community library. The club room is available for rent by homeowners for parties and gatherings.
  • Gazebo and Historic Pergola: These can be reserved for events or gatherings.

Outdoor and Leisure

  • Dog Park: A designated area for residents to take their dogs for play and socialization.
  • Open Areas: Spacious areas for various outdoor activities and leisure.
  • 3-acre Public Square Complex: A large space contributing to the small-town ambiance of the community.
  • 36' "Bandstand" Gazebo: Adds to the aesthetic and functional communal spaces within Kitts Creek.

Accessibility and Location

  • Pedestrian-friendly Sidewalks: On both sides of the streets, facilitating walks and jogs within the community.
  • Proximity to Major Employers: Near SAS Institute, Fidelity Investments, Credit Suisse, and Cisco Systems.
  • Close to Shopping and Dining: Easy access to major shopping destinations such as Streets at Southpoint, North Hills, and Crabtree Valley Mall.

Special Features

  • Architectural Diversity: The community features 20 different styles of homes, each with unique historical architectural features.
  • Community Events: Kitts Creek clubhouse hosts various neighborhood events like food truck gatherings, book clubs, and more.

Kitts Creek provides a range of amenities that cater to the fitness, social, and recreational needs of its residents, all within a beautifully designed community that emphasizes a small-town feel with the conveniences of modern living.

Top Restaurants and Dining

With its proximity to Raleigh and Durham, Kitts Creek residents can enjoy an array of dining options just minutes from home.

Here is a taste of some of the top-rated restaurants nearby:

Carmen's Cuban Cafe

- This lively cafe serves authentic Cuban cuisine in a tropical-themed space. Signature dishes include ropa vieja (shredded beef), empanadas, and mojitos.

"The food here is amazing! I've never had better Cuban food outside of Miami," says one diner.

Babymoon Cafe

- This casual eatery offers Korean fusion fare, sushi rolls, bibimbap bowls, and specialty coffee drinks.

"Delicious bibimbap and the best bubble tea in town," raves a customer. The covered patio provides outdoor seating.

Tribeca Tavern

- This upscale gastropub dishes out creative takes on classic bar food like truffle fries, crab cakes, and gourmet burgers. The drink menu offers local craft beers and unique cocktails.

"Great vibe and terrific food," says a recent visitor.

Farmstead Cafe

- Located at the State Farmers Market, this cafe serves farm-to-table breakfast and lunch fare.

"The eggs benedict with local ham and pesto hollandaise is to die for," says a regular. The market setting offers a unique dining experience.

Mi Cancun

- For Mexican food and margaritas, Mi Cancun is a local favorite. Tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, and more are served in a lively cantina setting.

"Hands-down the best Mexican food in the Triangle," raves a customer. A large patio provides al fresco dining.

Location and Accessibility

Centrally situated just off Highway 54, Kitts Creek offers easy access to RDU International Airport located just 12 miles away.

The community is just a short drive from Interstate 40, Interstate 540, and NC-147, providing easy access to various parts of the Triangle region.

Kitts Creek is centrally situated, offering easy access to major destinations:

RDU Airport

  • Distance: RDU International Airport is located approximately 12 miles from Kitts Creek
  • Commute Time: The commute takes about 15-25 minutes
  • Ideal Commute Route: Highway 54 to Aviation Parkway/I-40 is typically the fastest route

Downtown Raleigh

  • Distance: Downtown Raleigh is around 25 miles from Kitts Creek
  • Commute Time: The commute takes roughly 30-45 minutes depending on traffic
  • Ideal Commute Route: Taking I-40 W and Wade Avenue helps bypass congestion

Downtown Durham

  • Distance: Downtown Durham is approximately 22 miles from Kitts Creek
  • Commute Time: The commute takes around 30-40 minutes depending on traffic
  • Ideal Commute Route: NC-147 N to I-85 N is usually the preferred route

Research Triangle Park

  • Distance: Most RTP locations are 5-15 miles from Kitts Creek
  • Commute Time: The RTP commute takes 15-30 minutes depending on exact location
  • Ideal Commute Route: NC-147 N, I-40 W, Davis Drive, Kit Creek Road

Other nearby destinations easily accessible from Kitts Creek include Jordan Lake (15 minutes west), Falls Lake (20 minutes north), Chapel Hill/Carrboro (30 minutes west), and major shopping centers like Streets at Southpoint, North Hills and Crabtree Valley Mall (20-30 minutes east/northeast).

The community is also conveniently located near major employers like SAS Institute, Fidelity Investments, Credit Suisse and Cisco Systems.

Real Estate Agent's Perspective

As a 17 year experienced real estate agent and 30 year Triangle resident, I highly recommend Kitts Creek as a wonderful community to call home in the Triangle area.

With its small-town charm yet modern conveniences and proximity to major employers and destinations, Kitts Creek offers the best of both worlds.

If you're looking to buy in Kitts Creek, I suggest taking the time to explore the neighborhood thoroughly.

Attend community events, visit the parks and recreational facilities, and get a feel for the overall atmosphere.

This will help you determine if the lifestyle and amenities align with your preferences.

For current residents considering selling their homes, proper preparation and pricing are crucial.

I recommend working with an experienced real estate professional who can provide a comprehensive market analysis and develop an effective marketing strategy to maximize your home's value.

Lastly, if you're a resident looking to enhance your lifestyle in Kitts Creek, consider getting involved in community activities, joining clubs or organizations, and taking advantage of the various amenities and recreational opportunities available.

Buying or selling a home is a significant decision, and having the right guidance can make all the difference.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us help you navigate the real estate process with confidence and expertise. We're committed to providing honest, transparent advice and ensuring a seamless experience for our clients.

Frequently Asked Questions about Kitts Creek

What amenities are available at Kitts Creek?

Kitts Creek offers a variety of amenities including a gym and fitness area with strength and cardio equipment, a community library, tennis courts, a gazebo, a historic pergola, a clubhouse, a community pool, a dog park, open areas, and a community garden.

How can I reserve the tennis courts or gazebo at Kitts Creek?

Reservations for the tennis courts, gazebo, and historic pergola can be made through It may take 3-5 business days for HOA verification before you can reserve.

What are the pool hours at Kitts Creek?

The community pool is open from May 20th to September 10th, with varying hours throughout the season. Early lap swim hours are from 6 AM to 9 AM daily. Please refer to the Kitts Creek website for specific hours as they change throughout the season.

Are there any rules for using the community pool?

Yes, there are pool rules designed for the safety and enjoyment of all residents. These include guidelines on guest numbers, which when exceeded is considered a "Pool Party." For swim lessons and other specific rules, please refer to the Pool Rules document on the Kitts Creek website.

How is the Kitts Creek HOA managed?

The HOA at Kitts Creek is managed by CAS, Inc, and there is an onsite property manager, Sheryl Bauer. The HOA board consists of 5 neighbors.

How can I get involved with the Kitts Creek community?

Kitts Creek has various committees that residents can join to become involved in the community. Information about these committees can be found on the Kitts Creek website.

What should I know about the covenants, bylaws, and architectural changes in Kitts Creek?

It's important to read and understand the governing documents of Kitts Creek to avoid surprises related to architectural changes or community guidelines. These documents can be found on the Kitts Creek website.

How can I stay updated with Kitts Creek events and news?

To stay informed about events and news, homeowners are encouraged to subscribe to the Kitts Creek email list. Updates from the HOA and Social Committee are also communicated through this channel.

What is the Historic Circle Green?

The Historic Circle Green is a communal space within Kitts Creek that adds to the neighborhood's historical ambiance and is used for various community activities.

Where can I find more information or ask questions about living in Kitts Creek?

For any additional questions, homeowners are encouraged to reach out to Carlie, the community contact, or check the FAQ section on the Kitts Creek website.

The website is the central place for finding relevant information and details about the community.

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Tim M. Clarke

About the author

17 years as a Realtor in the Research Triangle, Tim seeks to transform the Raleigh-Durham real estate scene through a progressive, people-centered approach prioritizing trust & transparency.

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